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Judgment

This word, judgment, is something that we encounter DAILY in life, whether anyone is an addict or not. No matter what you do in life, there will ALWAYS be people who judge you. You can have your whole life together and people will still choose to find something wrong with you. They will choose to […]

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Life in Recovery

As my 9-month clean date on August 8th approaches, I have found myself reflecting on the amazing life that I have started to build, thanks to my recovery. It hasn’t always been easy but looking back at my journey so far, it has all been worth it. When I was first released from jail and […]

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New $1,600 a month heroin-fighting medicine a ‘game changer’

ST. LOUIS – Users often say they want to quit but the withdrawals are so intense that it pulls them back to the streets looking for another fix. That’s why a new opioid medication is being described as a great new weapon against opioid addiction. “To go from here to here is such a big […]

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New fentanyl-laced heroin is ‘like playing Russian roulette with 7 or 8 bullets in the chamber’

Posted: May 09, 2018 4:51 PM EDTUpdated: May 09, 2018 5:23 PM EDT By KMOV.com Staff New fentanyl-laced heroin is ‘like playing Russian roulette with 7 or 8 bullets in the chamber’ Police on both sides of the river are investigating a deadly batch of heroin that’s hit the St. Louis area.   ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — […]

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Solutions hard to find as opioid epidemic keeps hitting St. Louis hard

The series of nine opioid summits held around the state since July ended last week where the drug epidemic has hit the hardest — St. Louis. Leaders in government, medicine and public health gathered on the Washington University medical school campus to discuss strategies for combating the problem that killed 273 city residents last year, […]

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What Are Drug Courts and How Do They Work?

Not only do millions of Americans spend time incarcerated due to drug offenses, a high proportion of violent crimes involve the use of alcohol or other addictive substances. While incarceration is “effective” for people with substance abuse disorders in that it may stop people from using while jailed, this type of abstinence from substance abuse […]

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Neuroscientist Claims that Adderall Is Exactly the Same As Meth

The cannabis industry has recently come under fire recently for edible that might appeal to children, despite the fact that the edible treats are sold in dispensaries and only to adults with proper ID. But now the FDA just approved a candy-flavored amphetamine, Adzenys, that is much more dangerous for children that the cannabis treats yet […]

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Non-opioid drug Gabapentin becoming part of the heroin epidemic

ALBANY — Gabapentin is used by a lot of people to help with seizures, and for diabetic neuropathy, among other things. However, now it’s also becoming a part of the deadly heroin epidemic as addicts look for something to give them a stronger, bigger high. It’s got other names, like Neurontin, and it’s been around […]

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‘Needle exchanges’ can counter drug abuse, disease, N.C. police tell Iowa legislators

A recently released report by the federal government found that needle exchange programs increased significantly over the last decade. Wochit (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier) Veteran North Carolina police commanders urged Iowa legislators Tuesday to set aside drug-war attitudes and do what their state did: Legalize distribution of clean syringes and needles to people who shoot […]

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Missouri considers unprecedented addiction help for moms

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would extend Medicaid for new mothers struggling with addiction, a notable expansion for a state that did not expand Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Missouri’s Medicaid now covers substance abuse programs for about two months after a woman gives birth. The […]

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Trump Is Freaking Out About the Wrong Border: Killer Fentanyl Is Coming From Canada

While Trump raged about building a wall on the southern border, a lab in Calgary was pumping out 18,000 counterfeit OxyContin per hour. Inside the new threat north of the border. President Donald Trump has made building a wall along the southern border the backbone of his anti-drug policy to keep deadly narcotics like fentanyl from entering the country […]

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Missouri bill would give heroin addicts a safe place to use

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 8:47 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 19, 2018 10:06 AM EDT by Daniel Barnett, Digital Producer This file photo shows discarded syringes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) –A new Missouri bill aims to fight the opioid epidemic by giving drug users a “safe space.” Lawmakers are debating the incoming bill, titled, House Bill […]

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